Blackberry Bold 9900 Already Out Of Stock

Well that took no time at all as the Blackberry Bold 9900 is already listed as “Out-of-Stock” on T-Mobile.com less than 24 hours after the phone launched. We anticipated that Blackberry users on the Magenta network would eagerly scoop the Bold 9900 up but we didn’t expect it to sell out within one day. Congratulations RIM, you’ve still got an audience after all.

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  • Edward Constantin

    Yea right! We haven’t sold one in my store.

    • Dervaig

      Eddie, come on, you know Metro doesn’t have the 9900,
      who you kidding?

      • zacamandapio

        Ha ha.
        My thoughts exactly.

      • zacamandapio

        Ha ha.
        My thoughts exactly.

    • Dervaig

      Eddie, come on, you know Metro doesn’t have the 9900,
      who you kidding?

  • Even though i perfer android, It makes me happy that RIM’s hanging in there

  • Baltimore

    Well, it must have been new customers.  I am do for an upgrade in September, but I am not paying $399, while being a customer for over 8 years.  I’ll wait until I have my full discount and hopefully, the price might drop.  But if they sold out within 24 hours, I am not sure.

    Any way, go RIM!

  • Anonymous

    good job RIM

  • Good thing I got mine!

    • J. Williams

      how do you like it so far?  It looks to be an amazing device…

      • It really is the best BlackBerry ever made. The keyboard is absolutely phenomenal. I’ve got it loaded up with all of my apps and I still haven’t seen a spinning clock of death. There’s really not much about it that I’d change.

        The screen is also gorgeous.

        • J. Williams

          Is the boot time faster? I keep reading that the keyboard is just amazing…

        • J. Williams

          Is the boot time faster? I keep reading that the keyboard is just amazing…

        • J. Williams

          Is the boot time faster? I keep reading that the keyboard is just amazing…

    • J. Williams

      how do you like it so far?  It looks to be an amazing device…

  • Devin

    We’ve sold out most of the ones in my store.

  • Devin

    We’ve sold out most of the ones in my store.

    • Cmanning0385

      how many did  you have to start with?

    • Cmanning0385

      how many did  you have to start with?

  • Diamond_Prince

    THEY PROBABLY DIDN’T MAKE THAT MANY THINKING IT WASNT GOING TO SELL GOOD. SO LETS SEE HOW MANY THEY SOLD :) I BET NOT A LOT :/

  • Diamond_Prince

    THEY PROBABLY DIDN’T MAKE THAT MANY THINKING IT WASNT GOING TO SELL GOOD. SO LETS SEE HOW MANY THEY SOLD :) I BET NOT A LOT :/

  • Diamond_Prince

    THEY PROBABLY DIDN’T MAKE THAT MANY THINKING IT WASNT GOING TO SELL GOOD. SO LETS SEE HOW MANY THEY SOLD :) I BET NOT A LOT :/

    • zacamandapio

      If they made 1000, 10,000, 100,000 it doesn’t matter.
      What matters is that it exceeded expectations.
      Sold out means they don’t have any in stock.

      • Anonymous

        If they only made 1000 then exceeding those expectations means nothing.  That’s like someone on the Biggest Loser expecting to lose 3 pounds during their time on the show.  Any pride in that?

        The numbers always matter. 

        • zacamandapio

          Hey,
          If I lost 3 lbs I would be happy.  I don’t care if I’m not the biggest loser.
          But for now I’m fine gaining weight.  Need it for benching my 405lbs.  But back to the topic I’m pretty sure you got the idea.  If they made whatever the amount is and then sold out the expectations were met and need to manufacture more.
          Kinda like what happened with the HD2.  Sold out and right it’s still one of the finest phones with Android 2.3.5 on it (from my own experience).

    • zacamandapio

      If they made 1000, 10,000, 100,000 it doesn’t matter.
      What matters is that it exceeded expectations.
      Sold out means they don’t have any in stock.

  • Anonymous

    Pfffh…..They probably only stocked like 8 of em. Im not buyin it, the phone or this sold out bs.

  • Anonymous

    Pfffh…..They probably only stocked like 8 of em. Im not buyin it, the phone or this sold out bs.

  • Nwoforlife

    Most stores in NYC only recieved 5.

    • zacamandapio

      The store I went to they sold out the day before launch day.  Shhhh!!!!!

  • JBLmobileG1

    No offense… But at the price they sold it at they probably didn’t have a whole lot on hand. Could possibly have been why it cost so much because they didn’t have enough to go around to begin with. It’s like a limited edition item… the less there are the more it costs. I am sure once it’s back in stock the price will drop.

    • Cmanning0385

      I have to agree with you! I doubt they stocked millions, it is hard to believe they sold out of a phone that they had preliminary sales figures for…

  • Anonymous

    I doubt tmobile even had that many in stock to begin with.
    nothing like an artificial shortage to pump up attention and sales

  • Anonymous

    I doubt tmobile even had that many in stock to begin with.
    nothing like an artificial shortage to pump up attention and sales

  • Anonymous

    I doubt tmobile even had that many in stock to begin with.
    nothing like an artificial shortage to pump up attention and sales

  • J. Williams

    …and people here were saying it would not do well…umph.  Looking good BB, looking good.

    • Anonymous

      J. good thing you bought a Touchpad before they were “all sold out”.   I had to say it and I’m sure you know where I’m goin wit that.

      • J. Williams

        LOL. Yes sir…

  • J. Williams

    …and people here were saying it would not do well…umph.  Looking good BB, looking good.

  • 21stNow

    And… the refurbished units will be available next week, since some people bought it but didn’t realize that it doesn’t offer UMA right now.

  • Uken Likmibals

    Hey ass chumps, maybe people actually wanted the phone. Just b/c they’re not crApple cult members like your dolts doesn’t mean a this phone isn’t popular. God, get out of your delusional bubble.

    • Emilystone32

      Hey fagget we are not all crapple fan boys . I aM an an android type of person and yes I hate bb and also hate apple. So yea..

      • Watch your language.

      • Watch your language.

      • zacamandapio

        Emilystone32,
        Why so much hate?
        As for me?  I love all platforms.  I’ve had them all (except the Chinese KIRFs).  For me, since I’m with Tmo, I’ve insurance, what works for me is BlackBerry.
        Android is great, iOS is nice, Maemo, WebOS, Symbian, WP7 are all very nice and they all have their +s and -s but my RIM gets my money for now.
        Don’t hate.  Be happy.

        ;)

    • Emilystone32

      Hey fagget we are not all crapple fan boys . I aM an an android type of person and yes I hate bb and also hate apple. So yea..

    • Emilystone32

      Hey fagget we are not all crapple fan boys . I aM an an android type of person and yes I hate bb and also hate apple. So yea..

  • zacamandapio

    Well, if they had many or not that many they still sold out.
    Which goes to show that the BlackBerry Bold is a very solid device.
    And RIM is still doing things right.

  • zacamandapio

    Well, if they had many or not that many they still sold out.
    Which goes to show that the BlackBerry Bold is a very solid device.
    And RIM is still doing things right.

  • zacamandapio

    Well, if they had many or not that many they still sold out.
    Which goes to show that the BlackBerry Bold is a very solid device.
    And RIM is still doing things right.

  • Jays_on

    what is the “Magenta network”??

    • zacamandapio

      A network that has a kind of pinkishhh color?
      ;)

  • Jays_on

    what is the “Magenta network”??

  • MattMJB0188

    I’m a little surprised.  Still using a BB 8900 after using the 9780, Galaxy S 4g, myTouch 4G, and Sensation.  I am very shocked this phone sold so well because it lacks UMA a feature I would have to need in a BlackBerry.  I am assuming the high price is because they can currently pass it off as a “4G” BlackBerry.  Sprint and Verizon could not due to their networks.  You really gotta love HSPA+ and GSM technology. 

    • MattMJB0188

      Have to have in a BlackBerry.  Long day!  lol.

  • Guest 2011

    I’m actually interested in the htc sensation special edition. Better specs on it I hear. Instead of complaining of the limited puny selection T-mobile used to have, we now have a ton to choose from the upcoming phones as well.

  • Guest 2011

    I’m actually interested in the htc sensation special edition. Better specs on it I hear. Instead of complaining of the limited puny selection T-mobile used to have, we now have a ton to choose from the upcoming phones as well.

  • Rgallo10

    it does not mean anything, the location i went to they said they only had 7, i think they sold out because did not have many in stock because they were not sure how well it would sell.

  • Rgallo10

    it does not mean anything, the location i went to they said they only had 7, i think they sold out because did not have many in stock because they were not sure how well it would sell.

  • JM

    I’m very happy that RIM’s best device might actually be doing well but I am also wondering whether there were actually enough of them to go around. This seems like the kind of thing a company might do to make it appear that a device is selling better than it really is…and I certainly didn’t see any lines at the T-Mobile store next to where I bought coffee this morning.

    • Fred

      I think you are right JM. My store received 4 of them. We had 1 left when I left work.

      It’s a nice phone, but most of the customers that were browsing walked right past it. Most of the people who I talked to about it were not interested after seeing the price tag.

      A lot of businesses are still heavy on the Blackberries, but we don’t give them a whole lot of exposure these days we highlight the Androids instead.

      • None

        Just for some perspective, how many units does a store usually get on another new release?  Wildfire S for example?  Just curious

  • JM

    I’m very happy that RIM’s best device might actually be doing well but I am also wondering whether there were actually enough of them to go around. This seems like the kind of thing a company might do to make it appear that a device is selling better than it really is…and I certainly didn’t see any lines at the T-Mobile store next to where I bought coffee this morning.

  • unnamed rep

    we sold 20 in 30 minutes at our store!!!  

  • unnamed rep

    we sold 20 in 30 minutes at our store!!!  

  • Anonymous

    Amaziiing

  • YaddaYaddaSomething

    At my store, we’re one of the busiest in the state. They forgot to give us our shipment because we’re remodeling, thus there was no “Shipment Setup” for those certain stores yet (Something along those lines). We had to get two transferred over to our stock from another store and they were sold to the first two people who walked in the door.

    TOTAL BLOWOUT AT MY STORE! WOO~

  • J. Williams

    I think people on the front line at the stores, do a poor job of pushing and promoting new devices.  Also there is a lack of knowledge, from tons of people in the stores.  Some are just looking to meet quota, and don’t really care what they sell.  Thus, you have churn.  ‘returns’  Because you have sold someone something, they didn’t really need or just didn’t want.  All devices made, are for someone out there.  Price tag is not an issue, if it’s something a person really wants it and will be using it for what is good for their needs.  If the reps on the front line did a better job, maybe people would be more interested in new devices.  

    Those who are looking for a super phone, with a low price tag can’t always have that.  ‘pay to play’ 

    • Tony in Miami

      You know I could not agree with you more, and This is a PROBLEM that T Mobile seriously needs to address and they do not, They are in the communications business so what is the excuse are they JUST HIRING bodies and people that do not care, and this might be the case…..

      • Dotson’s ghost

        Training is there. Product knowledge is all around us…if we can get off the register taking your payment or off the phone with service. Both things that YOU can take care of on your own.
        85% of our day is taken up with total BS from people who needed a IQ test instead of a credit check.

    • Djhshsh

      Your a moron. Returns effect commission just as much as a sale do. I don’t get why youre badmouthing salrs reps about selling New devices better in an article about the newest device selling out in a day.

      • J. Williams

        You must be one of them. And stop with the childish name calling, my goodness. lol Truth is, it’s the truth. Now kicks rocks, back to where you came from. have a nice day.

        Oh yeah, your name and respect say it all.

  • Todimusprime

    Hey low stock or not. Sold out is sold out. Just like when the Ipad 2 came out. Lol.
    If it’s an artificially generated sold out by having low stock what’s the difference. The fact a $300 blackberry is selling is remarkable

  • Todimusprime

    Hey low stock or not. Sold out is sold out. Just like when the Ipad 2 came out. Lol.
    If it’s an artificially generated sold out by having low stock what’s the difference. The fact a $300 blackberry is selling is remarkable

    • Your absolutely right….Im actually thinking about picking one up soon too. 

  • nerdlust

    Android is very nice, i love my cliq2 screen as well but i often miss my exchange notes and task and instant email. My email was so fast on my 8900 i would use it like IM when emailing coworkers when im out in the field. 

  • Ungibbed

    I really wanted this phone but sticking with my trusty 9700 (and UMA) as when I’m in my house, my signal really is awful. I also have a brand new HTC Sensation but was rather annoyed that my Android “Superphone” couldn’t hand off networks seamlessly. Not to say I don’t like the 9900 as it is a wonderful looking device, but an expensive one as well.

    The other thing that bothered me was the camera lacks autofocus functions that my old 9700 does (along with various scene modes) that were included in the BB OS 6 release for the T-Mobile 9700.

    P.S.

    UMA, I can’t live without you! If you’re adding WiFi calling to Android phones why was it left out of the latest flagship smartphone from RIM?

    • Guesthm

      wifi +  wifi sharing r going to be on software upgrades b4 x has

  • DRO1D

    It’s OK, they will be returned when everyone realizes the phone just can’t run with the big dogs.

    • Myham

      lol big slow battery wasting, force close doing, warranty exchange having teenager phones

      • zacamandapio

        I’ll give you this, they all have their pluses and minuses.

        • Brians Android

          I love the android OS. I also love the ability to flash different ROMS on my android phone. I do not like the fact that it dose use a lot of battery power compared to a plane Jane phone. But the fact that I can do almost everything on my phone that I (and I stress the I) that i would normally do on my PC makes up for the short fails. no pun intended. I do wish the phone vendors wouldn’t lock the boot loaders though. That is one of the reasons I have stayed away from apple! they are control freaks! everything proprietary, it took Compaq  a long time to figure that out. Apple dose not want to give in at all. But why should they? All the little yuppies and wanna be’s are buying there products by the droves. Therefore they have nothing to loose. Also I am pro Linux but I think it still needs a little more polish. Microsoft put a damper on all competitiveness OS by pushing the vendors to what they wanted. Microsoft certified! But guess what? Linux took there those lemons and made long island tea. It is all about karma my friend. cheers

      • DRO1D

        I have a desk dock to keep it charging all day in my nice executive office. Sorry if your cubical doesn’t have enough plug-ins for your cell phone.

      • DRO1D

        I have a desk dock to keep it charging all day in my nice executive office. Sorry if your cubical doesn’t have enough plug-ins for your cell phone.

    • zacamandapio

      DRO1D,
      What’s the primary use of your cellphone?

      • DRO1D

        As a matter of fact, I use my Galaxy S for business. It has my email, I can monitor the company fleet with fleetmatics, track expenses, track fuel mileage, make a 3-way call, exchange pictures, access Google Docs to exchange spreadsheets and other information, upon the many other superior functions. I have had a Blackberry before. They have a quality product, but it is not even on the same playing field as an Android or an iPhone. Wow they have faster email, and a friendlier to people afraid of typing on screen. Believe me, having a break from your emails every now and then is amazing.

  • DRO1D

    It’s OK, they will be returned when everyone realizes the phone just can’t run with the big dogs.

  • DRO1D

    It’s OK, they will be returned when everyone realizes the phone just can’t run with the big dogs.

  • DRO1D

    It’s OK, they will be returned when everyone realizes the phone just can’t run with the big dogs.

  • DRO1D

    It’s OK, they will be returned when everyone realizes the phone just can’t run with the big dogs.

  • DRO1D

    It’s OK, they will be returned when everyone realizes the phone just can’t run with the big dogs.

  • Cads

    they probably shipped 3 phones to t mobile and 3 very unlucky people decided they no longer need $350s.

    • zacamandapio

      I love them jokes, keep them coming.

  • Jon76

    The only thing I miss about my Bold 9700 is the firmware-based UMA (way superior than the useless software-based WiFi calling in my Sensation).. that and the bright LED notification light.

    • Brians Android

      My wife had a BB curve and two BB bold. neither one done a very good job with my wi fi. always dropping calls and causing my wife to get po’d at me. i told her my g2 never had that problem. then i talked her into a galaxy s. she has never had a problem and has been very happy since. long story short:UMA did nothing for us. BTW i did try multiple routers high dollar to low dollar, brand to brand, changed channels setting and so fourth, even call 611 ask for bb tech support. never worked for us. we do not receive a signal from t-mobile towers where we live. so it is important that wifi calling works as expected.

  • Evilnoriega

    Why is this blog so dismissive and condisending to BlackBerry and BlackBerry users? Their are still millions of users domestically and as a Tmo customer I follow this blog but it comes of as very bias and what worse is that BlackBerry is a company that wants to sell phones on Magenta unlike Apple which is constantly being blogged about without it being available through Tmo. Support the phones support our beloved Magenta.

  • bleeh

    there going to raise the prices since its selling so fast, kind of what they did with the g2x.

  • bleeh

    there going to raise the prices since its selling so fast, kind of what they did with the g2x.

  • bleeh

    there going to raise the prices since its selling so fast, kind of what they did with the g2x.

  • This blog has some good news, but like Evilnoriega said, it is very biased and is to Android as BGR is to Apple. I bought my 9900 yesterday, the day it launched, and was there at 10am when the doors opened. There was NO display model (no dummy unit or anything), no pricing info up yet, the manager told me she was just trained on it the day before, the only employee in the store first saw the device as she was handing me the working display model that was in the back, and then had the nerve to try and sell me some overpriced case which she acted like she knew everything about.

    I thought it was really unprofessional of them to be so unaware of a product that is clearly (though initially) a hit. I pretty much knew how my local T-Mobile stores were bracing for sales when most of the stores I called said they only had about 6 in stock. There was an older lady picking up the Curve 9300, and T-Mobile store manager put the mini-disc with Desktop Manager INTO the CD drive of the lady’s Mac (Macs don’t take those). After prying it out with a paperclip, I, just there to buy my dream phone, ended up helping the old lady download the Mac Desktop Manager from the BlackBerry website, before the T-Mobile employees did anything else absolutely wrong.

    • Guest

      “This blog has some good news, but like Evilnoriega said, it is very biased and is to Android as BGR is to Apple.”

      Not really. The operator of this blog is known to prefer the iPhone.

    • Sh!t, wait till iPhone comes to Tmobile. Every Android user will be treated the way you were treated when you went to buy your Bold.
       Companies just suck up to what’s the latest, what makes them the most money. You think they would have treated you that way 3 years ago when BlackBerry was best selling phone? No they wouldn’t. The same thing will happen to Android users when Android is no longer as popular as it is now.

    • Sh!t, wait till iPhone comes to Tmobile. Every Android user will be treated the way you were treated when you went to buy your Bold.
       Companies just suck up to what’s the latest, what makes them the most money. You think they would have treated you that way 3 years ago when BlackBerry was best selling phone? No they wouldn’t. The same thing will happen to Android users when Android is no longer as popular as it is now.

  • The crackberry addicts got em all!

  • guest

    i really wanted the 9900 but with the 600 dollar price tag, i would rather just get the gs2 unlocked that has a way better screen and its android

  • guest

    i really wanted the 9900 but with the 600 dollar price tag, i would rather just get the gs2 unlocked that has a way better screen and its android

  • CO_yeti

    FYI Tmo isn’t placing large handset orders with manufactures (to save every last penny), so I would suspect this has as much to do with low starting inventory as demand.

  • CO_yeti

    FYI Tmo isn’t placing large handset orders with manufactures (to save every last penny), so I would suspect this has as much to do with low starting inventory as demand.

  • CO_yeti

    FYI Tmo isn’t placing large handset orders with manufactures (to save every last penny), so I would suspect this has as much to do with low starting inventory as demand.

  • its not sold out, its tmo’s trick! since no one buys blackberry, tmo acted as if it was sold out!

    • Zv

      lol ya sure

  • Marc89

    They could not have sold that many.  It isn’t that great a device!  seriously!  I have a 9780 and tried one…I wasn’t that impressed.  And it had no UMA (wifi voice)!  I use that a ton at work where tmo signal doesn’t make it well through the building.

  • Anam

    more are being produced right now 

  • Anam

    more are being produced right now 

  • berry is fast

    Majority of andriod users are rookie non power users. They use their phones as a toy. Sure there are serious andriod users of course. I am using a 9900 now and it is a supwr phone. I challenge ANY andriod user to set their “email ferch” to once per minute (which is still slow in business), keep bluetooth on and use a headset like you should be while driving, spend a reasonable time on the phone, keep your wifi on, then run an app like google maps, etc, Your phone will need to be charged by noon!!! I need email to push instantly, I need battery life, I need voice to sound lifelike. Blackberry are the toughest phones I have ever experienced. I have no idea what people are talking about that claim lockups…I get every new model and not have lockups. I had an android for 6 months are hated it. Simple tasks are so slow to preform. Cut and paste from an email and create a calander appt from it which is a REAL business function. Andriod are slow for this and are clumsy and will leave you tethered to a wall charger. Androd users can stuff their “every 15 min email fetch”

    • Jwicks82

      jesus herman christ dude……..angry much. What did android do to you, huh? c’mon, tell your pal wicks………wait, are you a ifan boy disguised as a berry user? nice move apple but im not buying it.

    • Anonymous

      Android must have pissed you off sir.. Its really not that deep to get so frustrated. Besides you must have had one of last years androids which were crap but the new ones aren’t. Sorry you are having a bad day.

    • Guest

      My work-issued phone is a Blackberry Bold 9650. My personal phone is a Sensation 4G. Based on my extensive experience with both, Android is light years beyond Blackberry. Other than the polished e-mail software and a longer battery life (attribute the latter to a smaller screen and less processes going on), Blackberry is nowhere near Android in terms of user experience, capability and productivity. Perhaps there’s a good reason that my employer, comprised of 1,500 staff members, is exploring the feasibility of moving away from Blackberry?

      • zacamandapio

        Comes down to preference in my opinion.  And light years I believe it’s a bit of a stretch.  Battery life is not just for the screen size.  BlackBerry has a very economical (compacted) OS that can multi-task with no issues at all. 
        I guess it would be like saying the Bugatti Veyron is the “best” car in the world because it’s the fastest.  Or like saying the Chevy 2500HD is the “best” car/truck/vehicle because it can haul the most.
        Not everyone needs “fastest”.  Not everyone needs “strongest”. 
        Reliability, connectivity, ease of use, solid device, excellent for messaging (email, mms, sms, IM).
        As mentioned before, they all have their advantages and disadvantages.
        To each their own.
        Good luck with everyone switching (honestly).

      • Anonymous

        what makes your Android more productive than a Blackberry?

      • Anonymous

        what makes your Android more productive than a Blackberry?

    • I’m pretty sure your 9900 will need to be charged by noon as well if you use it that much. 

      I’m using a 9900 as well and the battery is nowhere near what it was on some of the older phones (9700, 8900, 9300, 8820 for example). I’ve had it for a week now and it has never lasted full day (say 8a-11p).

      • zacamandapio

        Emir Muhic,
        I agree with you.  This device eats the battery faster than the older BBs.  But if you recall, the BlackBerry 9000 when it came out it had issues as well.  I think there are issues whenever there’s a first of some kind.  I believe some issues will be solved with software updates.  If not I will still keep it.

    • zacamandapio

      As an Android user since the original Dream (G1) I would tell you all platforms have their ups and downs (advantages and disadvantages).  I love them all, if I could afford them I would have one of each platform.  But BlackBerry works for me right now (for whatever reason).
      Just don’t be angry.
      Smile, it’s a long weekend.
      W00t W00t!!!!

    • zacamandapio

      As an Android user since the original Dream (G1) I would tell you all platforms have their ups and downs (advantages and disadvantages).  I love them all, if I could afford them I would have one of each platform.  But BlackBerry works for me right now (for whatever reason).
      Just don’t be angry.
      Smile, it’s a long weekend.
      W00t W00t!!!!

  • berry is fast

    Majority of andriod users are rookie non power users. They use their phones as a toy. Sure there are serious andriod users of course. I am using a 9900 now and it is a supwr phone. I challenge ANY andriod user to set their “email ferch” to once per minute (which is still slow in business), keep bluetooth on and use a headset like you should be while driving, spend a reasonable time on the phone, keep your wifi on, then run an app like google maps, etc, Your phone will need to be charged by noon!!! I need email to push instantly, I need battery life, I need voice to sound lifelike. Blackberry are the toughest phones I have ever experienced. I have no idea what people are talking about that claim lockups…I get every new model and not have lockups. I had an android for 6 months are hated it. Simple tasks are so slow to preform. Cut and paste from an email and create a calander appt from it which is a REAL business function. Andriod are slow for this and are clumsy and will leave you tethered to a wall charger. Androd users can stuff their “every 15 min email fetch”

  • Ryetak7

    My store sold out in a few hours.

  • Purenupe1

    The stores only carried a few, because only a few people were gonna be dumb enough to shell out $600 for a gap fill handset. dont get me wrong, I want to upgrade to the combo touch and keyboard but is it worth the price? Hec noooooooo! Tmobile has gone crazy with the upgrade fee and outrageous deposit for the phone.

  • Twelvezero8

    You guys buy into what the media is saying if you want. RIM is still strong and will be around for years and years to come. from all that i have heard from people that have the phone is that it’s AMAZING!

  • and how much did RIM pay Tmo to choke the supply to make people think its so “hip and cool” that throngs of people bought the phone that its out of stock?

    its that new fangled RIM marketing plan: “Make People think other people buy it”

    but i might be wrong people may be dumb enough to buy a $299 phone on contract….

  • and how much did RIM pay Tmo to choke the supply to make people think its so “hip and cool” that throngs of people bought the phone that its out of stock?

    its that new fangled RIM marketing plan: “Make People think other people buy it”

    but i might be wrong people may be dumb enough to buy a $299 phone on contract….

    • Dewey Cox

      More than likely they shipped light because they had low expectations. 

      RIM has a solid ( yet smaller) fan base. Also remember, peoples older BB’s need to be replaced.

    • Dewey Cox

      More than likely they shipped light because they had low expectations. 

      RIM has a solid ( yet smaller) fan base. Also remember, peoples older BB’s need to be replaced.

  • and how much did RIM pay Tmo to choke the supply to make people think its so “hip and cool” that throngs of people bought the phone that its out of stock?

    its that new fangled RIM marketing plan: “Make People think other people buy it”

    but i might be wrong people may be dumb enough to buy a $299 phone on contract….

  • Aruksha

    It’s back again on tmobile site. It has got 13 positive review as well.

  • wow it looks the same as my blackberry curve 8900 without the track ball did back in 09… blackberry’s look the same till today.. no wonder most people bailed and went to android like i did.. lol.. blackberry at this point is dead.. android and apple have taken over by far.

    • Ummmm so do all iPhones and Android phones. Take a look at every HTC Android phone. They all look the same. Take a look at all Samsung Android phones, they all look the same as well. Take a look at all the iPhones, yup, you guessed it, they all look the same.

      If you’re going to criticize BlackBerry phones at least find something that’s worth criticizing.

    • D1 Netz

      I have a BB9900 on TMO now for 2 weeks (business account and I had a 8900 also in the past. For me 9900 is absolutely great. Speed, feel, quality, design. It looks a little similar to the 8900 but once you have used both for a while you will see the difference. What needs to be improved on 9900: the line between 1st row buttons (flat pannel) below the display has a transition that can be done better. Language support (input language not yet available in the full variety – that bugs me most, only English and Spanish so far) and UMA which will need an update ASAP.
      For business use this is the ideal phone for my needs.

    • Anonymous

      did i miss something? what’s so funny

    • Anonymous

      did i miss something? what’s so funny

    • Anonymous

      did i miss something? what’s so funny

    • Anonymous

      did i miss something? what’s so funny

    • and the iphone is still the same since the day they released it.  The icons and the home screen are still the same. The androids too they all look the same, with just minor difference of the clock design on the home screen. RIM removed the trackball and replace it with a touchpad. More functional to me than a single recessed button whose only function is to go to home.

  • None

    Just for some perspective, how many units does a store usually get on another new release?  Wildfire S for example?  Just curious.  It sounds like some stores got 5-7 of these.  Is that normal?                                                                   

  • Anonymous

    SHOW ME THE NUMBERRRS!

  • RAWshadTX

    II’m surprise it sold out. Really am.

  • Which way is Up?

    All of the hate on RIM, lol.

    I have T Mobile as my personal carrier and rock a Sensation. My company uses Sprint and I just upgraded to the 9930 over the 9650.  For the first time in my life using a BB (my 4th BB, btw), the 9900/9930 has more Pro’s vs. Con’s.  The screen is very bright and crisp (VGA resolution on a 2.8″ is awesome, you don’t need WVGA or qHD on that small of a screen), the keyboard is a fantastic experience (2nd to none unless compared to the Touch Pro2) and you can get a solid day’s worth of web, text, email and calls before the battery gives up.

    What I don’t like is the fixed focus camera (the stills aren’t bad though, I’ve had worse on previous phones) and my biggest gripe is the fact that web sites dont auto resize after pinching to zoom.  You still have to scroll left and right as with ALL previous BB’s before the Bold Touch. 

    With that being said, the phone is gorgeous.  The real aluminum vs silver colored plastic was a fantastic addition.  It feels great in the hand and has looks to match.  The build of this BB is nothing like any previous BB.  All in all, if I left my Sensation at home and only had my BB9930/9900, I wouldn’t fret at all…

    BTW, it’s priced so high on contract because this particular model is geared for business users, the Curve and Pearl models are the “regular consumer” versions with a price to match.  The Curve Touch was $150, the Bold Touch was $250 (at Sprint).  RIM is cake’ing off of the business professionals…

    • ogopogo

      I agree with your assessment of the new phone. Nice device. I would add to the “gripe” list that the lack of UMA will keep my on my 9700 Bold for the time being.

  • Which way is Up?

    All of the hate on RIM, lol.

    I have T Mobile as my personal carrier and rock a Sensation. My company uses Sprint and I just upgraded to the 9930 over the 9650.  For the first time in my life using a BB (my 4th BB, btw), the 9900/9930 has more Pro’s vs. Con’s.  The screen is very bright and crisp (VGA resolution on a 2.8″ is awesome, you don’t need WVGA or qHD on that small of a screen), the keyboard is a fantastic experience (2nd to none unless compared to the Touch Pro2) and you can get a solid day’s worth of web, text, email and calls before the battery gives up.

    What I don’t like is the fixed focus camera (the stills aren’t bad though, I’ve had worse on previous phones) and my biggest gripe is the fact that web sites dont auto resize after pinching to zoom.  You still have to scroll left and right as with ALL previous BB’s before the Bold Touch. 

    With that being said, the phone is gorgeous.  The real aluminum vs silver colored plastic was a fantastic addition.  It feels great in the hand and has looks to match.  The build of this BB is nothing like any previous BB.  All in all, if I left my Sensation at home and only had my BB9930/9900, I wouldn’t fret at all…

    BTW, it’s priced so high on contract because this particular model is geared for business users, the Curve and Pearl models are the “regular consumer” versions with a price to match.  The Curve Touch was $150, the Bold Touch was $250 (at Sprint).  RIM is cake’ing off of the business professionals…

  • Anony

    go to a store

    • TD

      Stores are sold out.  I went to 3 stores here in Miami, they each opened at 10:00AM, and all of them sold within 1 hour of opening.

  • Fit

    It’s not out of stock there’s a system error adding web & features to the device in the ordering system // good attempt tho

  • repinMD

    Our store got 5 at launch…we still have all 5 lol. Our demo freezes and restarts so i personally think they “pulled” them due to the software errors

  • Lordoff2

     So much for all the “overpriced” comments…I’m about to cry

  • Lordoff2

     So much for all the “overpriced” comments…I’m about to cry

  • Arthur64

    The stores were only initially shipped 5 unless it was a high volume store. Our market saw an average of one sold per day per store. We have two left after 3 days. When compared to the rush to buy phones like the HD2 where we sold out of our daily allowance for weeks in a row (for what turned out to be a horrible phone) I would hardly say this has been a great success so far. The BB pros looking for something new will likely be the strongest market for now until the inevitable price drop. I have nothing really bad to say about the phone, it does have a quality feel in the hand and the increased size of keyboard and screen do make both far more usable. However, battery life has suffered substantially compared to my 9700 and the lack of UMA is unforgivable. The top of the line phone for BB should never have been released without it, even if it will eventually be added. I believe they did this to make sure that they could release the phone in this period where there is a lull in the release of new android phones, knowing that they would be back burner’d in that news cycle. They know they are the underdog and every move they make now reflects that new change in status. If you don’t believe RIM has some serious issues to deal with just check the stock price trends. That said, I believe they will be able to be a successful player in the corporate niche, but their days of owning that market are over.

  • Torrrr

    Got mine the day before it was released, thank god! it is an amazing phone, but lacking in one feature: THERE IS NO UMA CALLING! I called T-Mobile and they said it won’t be coming to this phone until an update in November

  • Torrrr

    Got mine the day before it was released, thank god! it is an amazing phone, but lacking in one feature: THERE IS NO UMA CALLING! I called T-Mobile and they said it won’t be coming to this phone until an update in November

  • I love BlackBerrys! But … damn it, I’m addicted to big screens. If they release a touch screen BlackBerry with a 4.5″ screen, I’m sold!

  • I love BlackBerrys! But … damn it, I’m addicted to big screens. If they release a touch screen BlackBerry with a 4.5″ screen, I’m sold!

  • I love BlackBerrys! But … damn it, I’m addicted to big screens. If they release a touch screen BlackBerry with a 4.5″ screen, I’m sold!

    • zacamandapio

      That would be sick device in my opinion!!!

    • Sk8trbrwn

      if they made it like the storm 2 , but with full touch screen no click touch screen with the same storm 2 body and just bigger I’d buy it. I hate the on screen keyboards they need more work. They need glass screens instead of plastic to, ugh I love the storm 2 body best body ever made on a blackberry . 

    • Sk8trbrwn

      if they made it like the storm 2 , but with full touch screen no click touch screen with the same storm 2 body and just bigger I’d buy it. I hate the on screen keyboards they need more work. They need glass screens instead of plastic to, ugh I love the storm 2 body best body ever made on a blackberry . 

    • Sk8trbrwn

      if they made it like the storm 2 , but with full touch screen no click touch screen with the same storm 2 body and just bigger I’d buy it. I hate the on screen keyboards they need more work. They need glass screens instead of plastic to, ugh I love the storm 2 body best body ever made on a blackberry . 

    • Sk8trbrwn

      if they made it like the storm 2 , but with full touch screen no click touch screen with the same storm 2 body and just bigger I’d buy it. I hate the on screen keyboards they need more work. They need glass screens instead of plastic to, ugh I love the storm 2 body best body ever made on a blackberry . 

  • Meagan

    To BB:  No UMA… Waiting for a software update…  ummm…  no sale!

  • Meagan

    To BB:  No UMA… Waiting for a software update…  ummm…  no sale!

  • Louisnvrr

    A Blackberry whole out in one day!? Ha! This is the biggest lite ever.Knowing how bad RIM’s reputation is with software errors, I put my money on them being unavailable due to a software error and not cause of an enormous consumer demand

    • ruserious

      um fail… the bold 9900 is exceptionally popular, the supply is running thin globally and why would a company state a product as sold out, that would only impede on sales…. What a ridiculous comment

      • DRO1D

        Not hard to sell out if you don’t stock many of them. I’m betting TMobile bought a few, and all the blackberry users bought it in hopes it would be an improvement. Unfortunately its a shiny new paperweight.

      • Arthur64

        Plenty in stock in the T-Mobile stores here in the Boston Area. Come on down, no waiting. Once the early adopter BB fanboys got their hands on one the “demand” slowed to a crawl. $300 is just too much money for this device.

      • Arthur64

        Plenty in stock in the T-Mobile stores here in the Boston Area. Come on down, no waiting. Once the early adopter BB fanboys got their hands on one the “demand” slowed to a crawl. $300 is just too much money for this device.

      • Arthur64

        Plenty in stock in the T-Mobile stores here in the Boston Area. Come on down, no waiting. Once the early adopter BB fanboys got their hands on one the “demand” slowed to a crawl. $300 is just too much money for this device.

    • ruserious

      um fail… the bold 9900 is exceptionally popular, the supply is running thin globally and why would a company state a product as sold out, that would only impede on sales…. What a ridiculous comment

  • Louisnvrr

    A Blackberry whole out in one day!? Ha! This is the biggest lite ever.Knowing how bad RIM’s reputation is with software errors, I put my money on them being unavailable due to a software error and not cause of an enormous consumer demand

  • Paul Giguere

    WiFi calling was advertised for this product but is NOT available.  T-Mobil CS says it will be “available in a future software release”.  No target date is available.  Anyone else have information on this?

  • Paul Giguere

    WiFi calling was advertised for this product but is NOT available.  T-Mobil CS says it will be “available in a future software release”.  No target date is available.  Anyone else have information on this?

    • Arthur64

      November. Don’t remember the exact date.

  • Anonymous

    wow,, . I just got a $829.99 iPad2 for only $103.37 and my mom got a $1499.99 HDTV for only $251.92, they are both coming with USPS tomorrow. I would be an idiot to ever pay full retail prices at places like Walmart or Bestbuy. I sold a 37″ HDTV to my boss for $600 that I only paid $78.24 for.
    I use EgoWîn.com

  • Anonymous

    wow,, . I just got a $829.99 iPad2 for only $103.37 and my mom got a $1499.99 HDTV for only $251.92, they are both coming with USPS tomorrow. I would be an idiot to ever pay full retail prices at places like Walmart or Bestbuy. I sold a 37″ HDTV to my boss for $600 that I only paid $78.24 for.
    I use EgoWîn.com

  • each store must have carried about 5 because i doubt people ran out to buy the overpriced reincarnation of the 9000

  • Sonofdarlicen

    I want this phone, but I refuse to pay 300 for it with a full upgrade. I’ve never paid that much for ANY of the BB’s i’ve had, from the first Curve to the 8900 to the 9780, and these are with full upgrade discounts. Unless the price drops, I’ll be going to the android platform. 

  • Sonofdarlicen

    I want this phone, but I refuse to pay 300 for it with a full upgrade. I’ve never paid that much for ANY of the BB’s i’ve had, from the first Curve to the 8900 to the 9780, and these are with full upgrade discounts. Unless the price drops, I’ll be going to the android platform. 

  • They sold out the 9930 CDMA version of the 9900 on Sprint too as of yesterday. I guess it it getting a good reception

  • Jake

    I’m a die hard BB fan.. That being said, BB has been slacking for the last couple of years..As I wasn’t too vary of the small touch screen I wasn’t looking forward to the launch. I had the opportunity to play with a 9900 and it has captured my attention.. As stated below by some, I don’t believe the 9900 is sold out and the pricing is hefty as well to prove otherwise. It is pulled off the shelf due to incorrect specs on the box itself. As much as I like the phone, I still would like to have a bigger screen so as to browse as well as play some games and I’m curious to see the upcoming 9860..

  • Cmanning0385

    Does anyone know when the white one will launch on t-mo, IF it will at all?????

  • Geo1er

    Sold Out!  Ha!  Who are you guys kidding with $299.99 price tag, after rebates, this phone is way out of reach for consumers.  Listen, I love Blackberry and I really looked forward to this phone coming out, but lets be realistic here there are already phones in the Android market that make the 9900 only quasi competitive in the market.  However, when the IPhone 5 comes out, the 9900 will be outdated.  Why oh why RIM?  or maybe T-Mobile?  Tired of defending Blackberry against the annoying IPhone and Android users.  What are you guys thinking?  $299.99????  Sadly I’m going to have to switch to Android.  For $199.99 I can get a dual core processor, 32 gigs of on board memory and an 8 megapixel camera instead of a 5 megapixel camera.  Sad, real sad….

  • Geo1er

    Sold Out!  Ha!  Who are you guys kidding with $299.99 price tag, after rebates, this phone is way out of reach for consumers.  Listen, I love Blackberry and I really looked forward to this phone coming out, but lets be realistic here there are already phones in the Android market that make the 9900 only quasi competitive in the market.  However, when the IPhone 5 comes out, the 9900 will be outdated.  Why oh why RIM?  or maybe T-Mobile?  Tired of defending Blackberry against the annoying IPhone and Android users.  What are you guys thinking?  $299.99????  Sadly I’m going to have to switch to Android.  For $199.99 I can get a dual core processor, 32 gigs of on board memory and an 8 megapixel camera instead of a 5 megapixel camera.  Sad, real sad….